Series: Ruin & Revenge #3
Author: Sarah Castille
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: January 2, 2018
Rocco is the third book in a full-length, standalone series by New York Times bestselling author, Sarah Castille, set in Las Vegas and featuring deliciously sexy mafia bosses and the women who can’t help but love them.
Mafia enforcer Rocco De Lucchi is the best in the business.
Cold, hard, and utterly ruthless, Rocco is the most dangerous of men. Feelings are a luxury he cannot afford―until a chance encounter brings him face to face with the only woman who found her way into his heart and touched his soul.
Grace Mantini has spent her whole life running from the mob. The daughter of the boss's right-hand man, she is both a prize and a target. When Rocco walks back into her life, she wants nothing to do with the man who betrayed her and broke her heart. But only Rocco can protect her from the dangerous forces that seek to destroy her family. Can they escape the hands of fate closing around them? Or will love be the kiss of death for them both?
Praise for Rocco
“The high-octane third in Castille’s Ruin & Revenge series…[Grace and Rocco] have plenty of explosive chemistry and appealing vulnerability.” – Publishers Weekly
“So awesome I don’t know how to even begin to explain it without giving anything away. Sexy. Romantic. And a little funny…A book that will have you up all night.” – Whispers from the Mountain
I absolutely love this series! Sarah Castille does a great job in making us feel as if we are part of the famiglia in each of the books in this series. While they each can be read as a standalone I highly recommend reading the series in order, not only will you get to know each of these men that are tough wiseguys when it comes to work but pure pussycats when it comes to their women, but you'll also enjoy it more because each book will add another layer to the next story.
This story is about Rocco, aka Frankie, and Grace. Grace's father is the Boss's right hand man in New York and at one time Rocco worked for him as a bodyguard for both of his children and that is how Rocco, at the time 20, meets Grace, at that time 10. Their story begins as a friendship a bonding of two over some great jazz music that Grace always listened to with her mother. I will admit that I was a bit apprehensive about how their relationship would evolve but it was a natural progression of feelings as Grace got older, fast forward to Grace's teen years and a romance starts between the two. It wont be a surprise that it didn't work out the first time Rocco and Grace were together because this is a second chance at love story but what did surprise me was the circumstances in which the two separated.
Rocco is an enforcer, part of the De Lucchi family, the lowest a person can be because he isn't technically part of the family. My heart broke when we are told about his past and his father. Can he ever truly be good enough for Grace, the Mob Princess?
There is a LOT going on here, there is an internal feud in the familigia, who will be given control of Vegas will it be Tony or Nico? Will their be blood shed? ok, that's a dumb one of course their will be blood shed were talking about an organized crime family. Who will wind up on top is the ultimate question. I love, love, LOVE this series and I cannot wait to see who will be getting their HEA next. I hope it's Mike....or maybe even Tom, but no matter whom it is I know I will be reading it!
Sarah Castille is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of the Redemption Series, Ruin & Revenge Series, Sinner’s Tribe Motorcycle Club series, and Legal Heat series. A recovering lawyer with a fondness for dirty-talking alpha males, she now is a full-time writer, who lives on Vancouver Island. Sarah’s books have been listed as Publisher’s Weekly’s Top Ten Picks and Best Summer Reads, and Amazon’s Best Romance Books of the Year, and have won numerous reader’s choice awards including the Holt Medallion.